Arrival in China

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Moscow from about 35.000 ft above the ground.

Well, afterwards my flight to Shanghai has been scary...
It was actually a pretty boring flight, very few turbulences... One could see some lightnings in the distance since it was night...
I had a great view on Moscow at night, and later in the early hours of the local morning a wonderful dawn over Sibiria...
Interesting was the arrival in Shanghai. We got to see it from above.
Later we got the news, that there was an terror attack on two planes the same night we passed Russia, everyone was kind of shocked...

That is, at least, in my opinion the word that describes the city best • FAST!

I’ve never seen such a place in the world, bright colourful, fast-living.

Well, it is not Omsk! It is for more east, I don't know the name, I only know it's Sibiria, about 150 minutes before our arrival in Shanghai.
A true place for yuppies - to earn money and possibly loose it, but not at the moment. It is what one imagines if he hears about boom-towns in southeastern Asia, it still has visions higher, better, wider and an enormous growth rate (someone told me 30%).

I’ve never seen so many Skyscrapers in my entire life, neither in Chicago nor New York, nor have I seen so many building sides • for new towers that reach the 500ft. mark easily. In fact here they have one of the highest buildings in the world Jin Mao Tower is in fact the fourth highest building after Taipeh, Kuala Lumpur and Chicago.


My stay in that city had been pretty short, unfortunately. We walked down the “Bund” the road along the river, went to the 88th floor of said Jin Mao Tower, and experienced the Transrapid, by riding the 30 km to Pudong International Airport within 8 minutes, reaching a top speed of 431 km/h.


It can also be a pretty expensive place. One night we had a drink on the roof of the Peace Hotel and I paid 50 (about €5) for one tine of Ginger Ale.
…in comparison, the whole dinner before that (9 people having each a huge bole of fried rice with vegetables, Beer, Coke and Sprite) cost about 156 (€ 15,60) together.


ophirh says:
funny, when I flew from Austria to Beijing I had the same amazing sights of Moscow in the night, and I think it's the most beautiful city to watch from the sky during the night.
Posted on: Jul 19, 2006
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Moscow from about 35.000 ft above …
Moscow from about 35.000 ft above…
Well, it is not Omsk!
It is for m…
Well, it is not Omsk! It is for …
Arriving at Pudong International A…
Arriving at Pudong International …
TV Tour in the island of Pudong.
TV Tour in the island of Pudong.
Pudong - on the very right - Jin M…
Pudong - on the very right - Jin …
The Bund
The "Bund"
Crossing at Namjing Road
Crossing at Namjing Road
I believe it is the Opera or some …
I believe it is the Opera or some…
Buddhist Temple
Buddhist Temple
Yu Yuan Garden
Yu Yuan Garden
The Transrapid arrives in Pudong
The Transrapid arrives in Pudong
View from the 88th floor over Shan…
View from the 88th floor over Sha…
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